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Weekly Watchlist: Draw from Experiences of the Human Body

Loie Hollowell experiences pleasure and pain

Painter Loie Hollowell candidly recounts the corporeal memories that have informed her work: the artist’s experience with abortion in her twenties, and the mental preparation for and experience of giving birth to her second child.

“I’m a body that is pregnant, but isn’t necessarily the woman or the pregnant body that society may put onto me,” says the artist in our “New York Close Up” film. “I’m experiencing pleasure and pain that anyone can experience, and that’s what I’m putting into the work.

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Explore: The Body

IMAGE: Janine Antoni in her studio. Production still from the Art in the Twenty-First Century episode “Loss & Desire.” © Art21, Inc. 2003.

Embracing an inherent empathy, the artists in our “The Body” collection draw from the attributes and experiences of the human body.

Weave a lifeline from friends and family with Janine Antoni, distill large ideas into compact heads with David Altmejd, and explore gestures of presidential speeches with Liz Magic Laser.

Explore The Body.

Event: Artist Talk with Richard Misrach

IMAGE: Richard Misrach in the American Southwest. Production still from the Art in the Twenty-First Century episode “Borderlands.” © Art21, Inc. 2020.

Join Art21 for a virtual public program on Monday, May 16 at 2:00 PM E.T.  

Following a screening of a new Art21 film, Richard Misrach will be joined by his wife, Myriam Misrach, and the film’s directors, Ava Wiland and Rafael Salazar Moreno, for a conversation and Q&A.

The program is free and will take place via Zoom.

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Virtual Teacher Workshop: Explore Community

IMAGE: Jaimie Warren and students in the Urban Youth Theater Ensemble at Abrons Arts Center in Manhattan. Production still from the New York Close Up episode “Welcome to Whoop Dee Doo! (with Matt Roche & Jaimie Warren Too).” © Art21, Inc. 2015.

Join Art21 for a virtual teacher workshop on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 6:30 PM E.T.

In celebration of the new Explore function on Art21.org, Art21 will be hosting education programs around the themes, mediums, and narratives collected by Art21 staff. The “Community” theme groups artists who collapse the boundaries between artist and audience, and facilitate making by, with, and for communities. Jaimie Warren, Azikiwe Mohammed, and Creative Growth Art Center are among the artists utilizing this theme.

The program is free and will take place via Zoom.

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